It's been said before but the world would be a poorer place without Jonathan Meades in it. His view of the world is informed by erudition, experience and a sometimes strange sense of humour. This boxette is a lovely idea. The photographs don't all pretend to be works of art, but they all have a strong sense of place, sometimes even of alienation. The comments are informative, sometimes funny, sometimes outrageous, always perceptive. I like to get half a dozen out at a time and look at them several times each, wondering about the experience which prompted Mr M to append the comment to the image. The cards themselves are beautifully presented, with a wide variety of typefaces and period styles. There might be people who would look at a few and wonder what the idea is, but I think we're supposed to make up our own minds about that. Great fun and oddly touching at the same time.
Really good idea, and I do love Meades, but the picture quality of this collection is dreadful. Some of the photos are incredibly blurry, and look like stills from poor quality YouTube uploads. Disappointing.